Jun 20, 2024  
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2024 Undergraduate Catalog


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Bachelor of Arts 

Majoring in theology at Providence College gives the student a solid grounding in the Catholic theological tradition with special emphasis on the teaching of the Church, but also explores the best of contemporary scholarship in scripture, systematics, moral theology, spiritual theology, and liturgy. Balance is the keynote of the Providence College approach to the theological enterprise and this can be seen in the varied courses offered by our well-trained professors from a variety of academic backgrounds.

Our program provides the flexibility for the student to specialize in a particular area of theology: biblical theology, systematic and historical theology, spiritual theology, and moral theology. Our graduates have gone on to such varied positions as seminary and college teaching, ordained priests and ministers, editors of Catholic newspapers, major religious film makers, diocesan and parish directors of religious education, high school and grade school teachers of religion, and pastoral assistants in parishes.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

Field Requirements (3 courses)

  • Elective in History of Christianity
  • Elective in Systematic or Liturgical Theology
  • Elective in Moral Theology

Please Note: A minimum of three of the seven electives (between the “field requirements” and the “open electives”) must be at the 400 level. The department keeps a list of courses that satisfy each of these field requirements; this list will be available on the department’s website. One of these “open electives” must focus on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas unless the student took THL 206 to fulfill the 200-Level Requirement; if the student took THL 206 to fulfill the 200-level core requirement, then all four electives are “open.”

Open Theology Electives (4 courses)

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